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Penny Arcade Comics Feed

Ok. So I have typically not read many comic feeds, but I have started to add some to my Feed Reader of late.

Today I decided I would add [Penny Arcade][pa] to my list of comics I follow, after a few things of late that have pointed me in the direction of it.

Now, I often read my RSS Feed items on the train, on the way to work. While means I am reading it from my mobile, and I don't really want to have to manually navigate to some pages, to check out content. It's why my RSS Feed exists in the first place.

So low and behold, when I realised the Penny Arcade RSS Feed doesn't include the comics in-line, I decided I needed to solve that.

And by the power of [Yahoo! Pipes][pipes] (which I have never used until today), here is the [Penny Arcade Comics Only][pafeed] (with in-line Images) feed.

The side point here is that Yahoo! Pipes are very cool.

[pa]: [pafeed]: [pipes]:

Nokia's Big announcement.

Stephen Elop and Steve Ballmer: > Today in London, our two companies [Nokia & Microsoft] announced plans for a broad strategic partnership that combines the respective strengths of our companies and builds a new global mobile ecosystem.

I predict a 20% share price drop by December for Nokia. (If they are lucky)

Computer takes on Jeopardy

IBM research project that has a computer that is able to take on humans at jeopardy, and beat them in the the process.

This is reminiscent of the IBM Big Blue, who took on Humans in chess, however, this is much more difficult, as it needs to take in many factors of the English language as well.

Vodafail continues

Natalie O'Brien for The Age: > THE personal details of millions of Vodafone customers, including names, home addresses, driver's licence numbers and credit card details, have been available on the web in what is described as an ''unbelievable'' lapse in security by the mobile phone giant.

The actual breach is that people were sharing usernames and password. It seems Vodafone doesn't believe in a structured level of access, instead giving total access to mobile phone shops, that just sell Vodafone products.

I would expect a lot of other businesses in this day and age might even share the same issue. It is probably a good time for them to review their setup of these things as well.

However, combined with the [lawsuit](, it would seem Vodafone (or rather VHA), might have seriously just impacted their bottom line.

RSS Feed

Apologies for any of the latest articles appearing in your feed readers multiple times. A few changes on the back end that I didn't expect to cause any repeat postings.

To solve this, I have added GUID's to each entry, so shouldn't occur again hopefully.

Thanks to [@jeremyvisser](

Groupon takes on Scoopon

Groupon's Andrew Mason:

> One particular clone in Australia called Scoopon, created by the brothers Gabby and Hezi Leibovitch, has been making life difficult for us. Scoopon went a little further than just starting their Groupon clone – they actually purchased the domain name, took the company name Groupon Pty Limited, and tried to register the Groupon trademark (filing for the trademark just seven days before us) in Australia.

There is also some coverage at [ZDNet][], which has some answers from the brothers behind Scoopon/Catch of the Day.

They insist that they have been in operation since 2006 (which Daily Deals/Catch of the Day has in some form or the other, however Scoopon is a more recent venture by them, [launching only in April 2010][scoopon launch], which is well after Groupon's inception in 2008.

[ZDNet]: "Groupon details Aussie trademark stoush" [scoopon launch]:

Site Redesign

I have just finished publishing the <> site, and will be shortly preparing to change the way I go about using this site for "blogging" purposes. (I.E, expect more content, with a more informative view).

There will also be some fundamental changes to the backend of this site soon as well, such as going from Apache to Nginx, and MySQL to Postgresql.

Avid viewers will note that certain parts of the site, such as the TV Calendar have been removed. This was mainly due to it lacking to it's competitors, such as <>, and the need to have this separate TV Calendar stay around was low (and the time it took to manage it was too high).

It's possible there may be a refurbished TV Calendar type site come back in the future, but it will be read only.

Also, I have taken the effort to move all my previously Link DB off Delicious and leave it on my own site, as there is the chance Delicious won't be around next Christmas.

Additionally, any previous posts have been 'Archived', and are hidden from the front page. They are still accessible via the category listings, (and direct URL), but this is all.

Stay tuned for more updates.